Guitar players have to do a lot!
As players, guitarists are expected to have a wide range of skills including incredible ears.
They are asked to play by ear, accompany singers in any key, and improvise.
In developing these skills they need to be able to recognize different chord types and their inversions, as well as to be able to translate what they hear to the instrument.
Close position triads on the guitar are perhaps not the most practical chords to use from a playing perspective, but they will help you understand the construction of larger four and even six note chords that you may be more familiar with, and provide a means for learning their sound quality in their most basic forms.
In this article we will review close position major and minor triads as they are found on the guitar.